Virtual Reality is ready to for every Android device now
Now share your environment in 360 degree scenic beauty with friends and family or revisit the time again in completely new way. The Virtual Reality (VR) is a reality now for android mobiles and with Google’s newly unveiled Cardboard Camera App it’s reaching to many pockets.
You can capture scenic beauty; birds & bees, rain, lightning, waterfall and lot more with any average mobile handset. Now your average mobile handset will give you same experience as equivalent of a high end smartphone. Not only this, the Cardboard also record sounds that mean more engagement and real like experience.
Google described Cardboard Camera App as follows:
"Cardboard Camera takes VR photos—moments in time you can relive in virtual reality. Hear the sounds as they happened, and look around to see the scene in every direction. VR photos are 3D, so near things look near and far things look far. Whether it’s a vacation getaway or a family get-together, VR photos bring you back to that moment."
Memories matters, those are something everybody like to possess as a treasure and cardboard camera app makes it possible. When you are in a certain environment, for example celebrating your marriage anniversary or tasting very first success of your startup, just pull out android phone, move it around in a circle and you are done.
No special skills required. Next, whenever you wish to remember those lovely moments retrieve the imagery from Cardboard. The hind side of VR camera is; it can’t take photos from up and down from the point where you are standing.
The Wired.com describes Google Virtual Reality as follows:
"The result is pretty striking: a three-dimensional panorama where near things look near, far things look far, and you can look in front of you, to your sides, or crane your neck all the way behind you to see the entire captured scene."
The photos taken in VR are three dimensional. The VR offer little distinct view for each eye so near objects appears near but far objects appear far. The recording of sound with imagery easily put you in back of the time environment without any hindrance.
In my personal opinion VR shall be blessings for Travel Blogger, Event Bloggers, Journalist and Laboratory Researchers. College and Office parties will be much fun and people will be more ready to travel to mountains and zoos.
Definitely, high end laboratories have highly sophisticated facilities in place, but what about those not having. When you do experiments in lab several phenomena you can’t record exactly in real time. The new VR technology shall enable researchers and students to record everything in real time in three dimensions including sounds and then revisit the experience later at any time.
Same will be true for travel bloggers and event bloggers. Now they can record everything in Cradboard and then next scribe the events beautifully in a personal diary or blog. Also, this will sure add new dimensions to media and journalism. Please bear in mind use of cameras to any place is subject to permission in labs and zoos etc.
Think, if Virtual Reality was a possibility during the times of Dinosaurs. Now with the help of VR camera parents record events in real time and preserve the same to show to children when they grew up. Understanding past shall be much easier in future with the help of Google’s Cardboard Camera App.
Do you have an Android Phone mobile? Get Google Cardboard Camera from Play Store now. It’s available in 17 different languages. I hope many more language shall be added in future.
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The Google Cardboard was first introduced at the Google I/O 2014 Developers Conference for Android Devices. The platform was developed by two Google Engineers David Coz and Damien Henry at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris. The New York Times added Google Cardboard with home newspaper deliveries in on 8 November 2015. NYT subscribers can download the NYT VR App.